Sportsmanship Rating System
Ottawa Rec Sports uses a sportsmanship rating system (sometimes colloquially called ‘beer points’) to track the behaviour of each team and how well they get along with other teams in their division.
If you are playing in a a sport with physical contact (such as soccer) you will be asked to give your opponents a sportsmanship rating out of 5 at the end of each game.
In a normal match, give most opponents a 5/5 , even if there are a few fouls and a few moments of frustration. Even if a team has one player who is being too rough but the team overall is friendly, give a 5/5.
A 4/5 means you felt there were too many fouls, opponents generally had a culture of playing too hard, fouling too much, or never apologizing or showing remorse. While there were no major altercations, your team left the game generally frustrated and banged-up.
A 3/5 should be used when you find the opponents actively hostile, fouling frequently, yelling at refs, insulting opponents, and generally playing in a reckless or unfriendly way. A 3/5 says your team overall did not enjoy the match and found the opponents team culture actively unfriendly.
Anything below a 3/5 should be reserved for games where a player receives a card and either does something intentionally reckless/dangerous out of anger, threatens players or refs, or tries to instigate a fight. In these cases you should use your discretion on giving a 0, 1, or 2. I would probably give a 2 if a player behaved in a completely unacceptable way but most of the players teammates were clean and tried to apologize for the player, and a 0 if the team culture encouraged their roughest worst behaviour.